Sailing News

All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

When there is so much to explore around Norway it’s very hard to stay still for long and, as you will read in this blog by Sue the cook on Santosa, even when you’ve discovered somewhere interesting, soon enough you’ll be moving on… Meeting the New Guest Crew at Kjerringøy Kjerringøy is a small settlement Read more

Santosa Records Sounds of A Whale in Nordic Waters

  Adventures is what the luxury yacht Santosa promises to their Guest Crews. Whether it is epic scenery, on land exploring, buckets of fresh Nordic air or great sailing and sometimes an encounter with Mother Nature’s finest – a whale. To make the experience even more memorable there is a hydrophone on board and now Read more

Lovely Long Nordic Days On The Luxury Yacht Santosa

You have three Nordic sailing days rolled into one blog here, although with the sun shining brightly at midnight it is very much one very long day for the guest cre won the luxury yacht Santosa. Day 6 Fiskevaeret Skipnes Stayed put today. Walked a 4 hour round trip to see the museum house of Read more

Arctic Sailing On Luxury Yacht Santosa With Mother Nature Putting On A Show

  The Santosa Nordic sailing experience came into its own this week with the Guest Crew sighting a whale and reports of some excellent sailing against a beautiful backdrop with Mother Nature playing her part every minute of the day.  Day 5 Andoya to Fiskevaeret Skipnes Had a cracking down wind sail today down the Read more

There She Blows! Santosa’s Crew Experience A Whale

Even experienced sailors can be blown away by the majesty of a whale, and with the added bonus of hearing the sounds it makes piped through the yacht, this sighting was one that will stay with the crew the rest of their lives. Day 4 – What A Day. The gracefulness and ease with which the huge Read more

Santosa Sails To Steep Fjord Walls And There’s Time To Make A Snowman

  Being so far north it is almost permanent daylight for the Guest Crew of Santosa as they sail from on day 2 from Nordskot to Trollfjord. As you will read in this blog there is a wide variety of small but very interesting events happening each day… 11th June 2019 Trollfjord Headed further north Read more

Santosa Reaches Bodo After 2000nm Of Sailing

  It wasn’t long ago that the luxury yacht Santosa left Southampton to give couples amazing holiday adventures on her voyage across the North Sea to Norway and the beautiful arctic scenery of fjords, mountains and refreshing climate. Here the ship’s cook Sue updates us with their latest news. Date: 05/06/19 Time: 1800 local time Read more

Trolls, Caves And Mountains On The Approach to The Arctic Circle

  Could it get more epic? Are we getting bored of these wonderful photos? Well, the answer to the first question is “We hope so” and the second is a resounding “No!” The luxury yacht Santosa is fast approaching the Arctic Circle and in these two blogs the ship’s cook Sue reports on the sights Read more

Santosa’s Cook’s Blog: Prawns, Fresh Off The Boat… And Other Norwegian Delights

What are the benefits of being Guest Crew on the luxury ship Santosa? Apart from the sights, the double en-suite cabin and the wonderful fresh air, there is the food. And as much as sailors all love mucking in and delighting each other with their specialities, having someone cook for you is one of life’s Read more

Santosa’s Guest Crew Blogs From One Of The Most Beautiful Places In The World

The second leg of Santosa’s Nordic voyage began on 15 May 2019 in bright sunshine and a light north-easterly wind, leaving the bustle of Bergen’s historic Bryggen waterfront and preparations for Norway’s national Constitution Day behind us. The evening before Tom and Julie’s 25th wedding anniversary had been celebrated in style, with cake and champagne Read more